Photographed from left to right: Eduardo Rodriguez Suarez, managing director, development - Brazil & the Southern Cone, Hilton Worldwide; Paul J. Sistare, founder and CEO of Atlantica Hotels; Ted Middleton, senior vice president, development - Latin America, Hilton Worldwide; and Ricardo Bluvol, vice president development, Atlantica Hotels. Credit: Hilton Worldwide and Atlantica Hotels

SÃO PAULO - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Atlantica Hotels announced today the signing of an exclusive management license agreement for Atlantica to develop and manage Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Brazil. The announcement underscores the continued momentum of the award-winning upper midscale Hilton Garden Inn brand into new markets and tourism destinations throughout the region, including recently opened hotels in Montevideo, Uruguay and Cusco, Peru.   

"Brazil is the largest economy in South America and provides great potential for growth. We are excited to introduce the Hilton Garden Inn brand to this booming market," said Ted Middleton, senior vice president, development, Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. "The partnership with Atlantica represents a great milestone for Hilton as their experienced and knowledgeable team will help drive our growth efforts throughout the country."

"It is an honor for Atlantica to partner with Hilton Worldwide, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, to develop the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Brazil," said Paul J. Sistare, founder and CEO of Atlantica Hotels. "This partnership will allow us to expand our portfolio in all Brazilian regions, as we plan to develop at least ten Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the main capitals, as well as the biggest secondary cities, offering quality services to our guests, linked to the brand's values".

The Hilton Garden Inn brand will join Atlantica's portfolio of more than 12 brands represented by 85 hotels in Brazil and a sales force of more than 150 executives. The company has been in the hospitality industry since 1996, and established itself as a leader through innovation and strategic alliances.

"Atlantica's expertise and the Hilton Garden Inn brand's market positioning provide an attractive option for local investors," said Sistare. "The entrance of the new brand will support Atlantica in accomplishing its plan to reach 100 hotels in the first semester of 2016."

As part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, all Hilton Garden Inn hotels participate in Hilton HHonors, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get the lowest price with the Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.  .

Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of more than 80 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America and more than 4,500 hotels open in 100 countries and territories globally.  The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 50 hotels throughout the region.

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Suzana Cardozo
Hilton Worldwide
+55 11 2845 0268

Fábio Hyppolito
Atlantica Hotel
55 11 3531 4804

About Atlantica Hotels
Founded in 1996 by Paul J. Sistare, CEO, Atlantica Hotels, based in São Paulo, Brazil, is the largest privately held hotel management company in South America. Atlantica Hotels maintains exclusive strategic alliances with Choice Hotels (owner of Sleep Inn, Comfort, Comfort Suites, Quality and Clarion brands) and with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (owner of Radisson BLU, Radisson, Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson brands), including Atlantica proprietary flags - Go Inn and by Atlantica Hotels, for independent hotels. Atlantica with over 5,500 employees currently operates 87 hotels which total more than 14.500 rooms in 44 cities in Brazil and more than six thousands hotels around the world in its reservation portfolio.

Atlantica Hotels is also one of the largest supporters of Childhood Brasil committed to the prevention of child and adolescent sexual exploitation.

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit or or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi.  Visit for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.